NHS Networks: News update

NHS England publishes staffing data

The NHS has published nurse, midwife and care staffing data down to ward level for the first time.  Read more »

NHS Foundation Trust bulletin June 2014

This monthly newsletter contains information for NHS foundation trust chairs, chief executives, finance, medical and nursing directors, board secretaries and other leaders.             Read more »

News from NICE

NICE_weightNICE guidance on ustekinumab for psoriatic arthritis

NICE has published final guidance today which does not recommend ustekinumab (Stelara) for psoriatic arthritis.

NICE recommends new treatment option for patients with MS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of Genzyme?s multiple sclerosis drug alemtuzumab (also known as Lemtrada).

NICE: Adults who are obese can improve their health by losing even a small amount of weight

Adults who are overweight or obese can improve their health by losing even a small amount of weight if they keep it off, according to health watchdog NICE.

Patient needs must come first when determining safe staffing for nursing in wards
Today, on the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, NICE has issued draft recommendations on safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals.  May 12, 2014

News from NHS Networks – Acute

NHS England will transfer £1,100 million from the mandate to local authorities.
The number of opiate and crack cocaine users in England has fallen again according to independent research published by Public Health England.
Action to tackle smoking, drinking, sedentary behaviour and poor diet could reduce the risk of dementia in later life alongside other conditions such as heart disease, stroke and many cancers, according to the UK Health Forum and Public Health England..
NHS England has issued guidance to trusts with inpatient beds on publishing staffing data on NHS Choices.
Many more news topics available from NHS Networks

Feedback from medical graduates

Extract from British Medical Association (BMA)

Cohort study: 2006 medical graduates
This longitudinal study of medical graduates of 2006 finds that more than one in four junior doctors feel they do not have the time to deliver the quality of care that patients deserve. It also highlights problems with staffing shortages and rising levels of stress.

News from National Health Executive Online

NHS to share digital medical records by 2018 Patients should be able to access their medical records online by 2015, health secretary Jeremy Hunt is to announce. The roll-out of the project will incorporate the whole NHS and be complete by 2018 ….     more >
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